The Abolition of Homework

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The Abolition of Homework

By | Feb. 2008
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High school is supposed to be a great experience to meet new people and create memories with loved ones. But it is hard to create those fun-filled moments when I hear the phrase, "Sorry, I cant. I have too much homework." I can't begin to count the endless nights of papers and math problems. Teachers are forcing teens to do excruciating hours of homework, so they won't get the dreaded "zero" in the morning. There needs to be some rethinking about homework at school. Negative consequences follow the work that is brought home from school. Homework needs to be abolished because it causes stress, time consumption, and sleep deprivation for high school students.

High school can be a scary and stressful place for teens. They are just beginning to have more freedom and harder academic classes compared to middle school. Just when they think it can't get any better, the teachers assign unfeasible homework. I am talking numerous hours per night, every night. Having homework from multiple classes is a formula for stress. The stress causes moodiness for teens by creating irritable like symptoms. Teens can get snappy when they are under stress. The most likely victims for these outbursts would be the parents. Homework causes friction between parents and teens. Stress can provoke arguments between parents and their children. Considering that most parents can't remember the information they learned in high school, teens are left foraging on their own for the answers to their homework. This is stressful considering the child does not know what to do in the first place. I think having no homework would greatly improve the amount of stress on high school teens. I have spent many weeks stressing about English papers, and packets due in my classes. I also think that having no homework would diminish the stress left on the teachers. They would not have to grade any homework. Since the teachers would have no stress, they would be in a better mood for the...
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